Movie Marathon: Arnold Schwarzenegger Films

Movie Marathon: Arnold Schwarzenegger Films Nothing quite says summertime to me like the “action blockbuster.” And, as a child of the late 1980s / early 1990s, there are very few actors who I more associate with big blockbuster type movies than Arnold Schwarzenegger. So…in keeping with the season and in honor of his long and Read more about Movie Marathon: Arnold Schwarzenegger Films[…]

Movie Marathon: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Phases 1-3)

Movie Marathon: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Phases 1-3) With the release of Spider-Man: Far from Home in July 2019, the first three “phases” of Marvel’s incredibly popular (and incredibly lucrative) franchise of interconnected films are coming to a close. Whether you like the Marvel movies or not, there’s no doubt that the project is ambitious in Read more about Movie Marathon: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Phases 1-3)[…]

Director Retrospectives: The Wachowskis

Director Retrospective: The Wachowskis Special Edition: Women Directors For the past few months — with the exception of October (during my horror-film marathon) — I’ve been trying to focus my Director Retrospective project on the work of women directors. And with the end-of-semester frenzy and all its accompanying physical / mental / emotional exhaustion, I Read more about Director Retrospectives: The Wachowskis[…]

Movie Marathon: Horror Films (Pre-1970s)

Movie Marathon: Horror Films (Pre-1970s) In honor of Halloween 2018, I decided to watch a bunch of old, pre-1970s horror films. I’ve always been a big fan of horror films, although I’ve shamefully ignored too many of the “classics” in favor of newer examples of the genre. Thus, I wanted to take the opportunity to Read more about Movie Marathon: Horror Films (Pre-1970s)[…]

Director Retrospective: Julie Taymor

Director Retrospective: Julie Taymor Special Edition: Women Directors As stated in my most recent retrospective installments, I’m spending the next several weeks looking specifically at the works of women filmmakers — particularly those directors with fewer than 10 films (as that’s normally the minimum threshold for my typical director retrospectives).  So far, we’ve explored the filmographies Read more about Director Retrospective: Julie Taymor[…]

Director Retrospective: Kelly Reichardt

Director Retrospective: Kelly Reichardt Special Edition: Women Directors As stated in my most recent retrospective installments, I’m spending the next several weeks looking specifically at the works of women filmmakers — particularly those directors with fewer than 10 films (as that’s normally the minimum threshold for my typical director retrospectives).  So far, we’ve explored the filmographies Read more about Director Retrospective: Kelly Reichardt[…]

Director Retrospective: Sofia Coppola

Director Retrospective: Sofia Coppola Special Edition: Women Directors As stated in my last retrospective installment, I’m spending the next several weeks looking specifically at the work of women filmmakers — particularly those with fewer than 10 films (as that’s the threshold for my typical director retrospectives).  Last time, I took a look at arguably the Read more about Director Retrospective: Sofia Coppola[…]

Director Retrospective: Jane Campion

Director Retrospective: Jane Campion Special Edition: Women Directors After a break for Summer, I thought it would be a nice time to resume my exploration of the filmographies of various important directors — but with a twist.  For my previous 25 directorial retrospectives (how in the world did I watch that many movies last year?!?!), I Read more about Director Retrospective: Jane Campion[…]

Director Retrospective: Richard Linklater

Director Retrospective: Richard Linklater In my last Director Retrospective, we looked at the films of 1970s & 1980s director Hal Ashby, a director whose work I greatly enjoyed exploring (well…at least his 1970s films).  But that got me to wondering if there were any contemporary directors who reminded me Ashby — i.e. his various emotional Read more about Director Retrospective: Richard Linklater[…]